Letter sent out by the Headquarters of the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society at the death of Charles Taze Russell in 1916. Russell was the first president of the Watch Tower Society. He was succeeded by J.F. Rutherford and the organization is now known as Jehovah's Witnesses.
July 3, 2009 Subject:
This review is comments, not about document but rather the description given to the document, particulary, the statement concerning Charles Taze Russell and the "Jehovah's Witnesses". Russell was the first president of the legal corporation, Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society. The organization known as "Jehovah's Witnesses", however, did not exist in his day, and was developed slowly by Joseph Rutherford after Russell died. Russell was a non-sectarian, and did not believe in such a sectarian authoritarian organization as the Jehovah's Witnesses, and was never the president of such an authoritarian organization.
I will, God willing, be submitting documents concerning Russell as I get to them (search for reslight).